July 9, 2007

Beauty show in Atlanta

Debra Wolf reviews "Luxe, Calme et Volupte" in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: "Order and beauty form the organizing principle in an engaging new painting exhibition at Marcia Wood Gallery curated by artist and writer Joanne Mattera. She borrows her concept from 19th-century French poet Charles Baudelaire and his poem 'L'Invitation au Voyage' ....Using Baudelaire and Matisse as a springboard for contemporary expression, Mattera's dual premise for themes of duality is both clever and effective. Mattera's selections are smart and pleasing in a show that combines control and creativity, visual and tactile harmony, and individual refrains of luxe, calme et volupte." Read more. "Luxe, Calme et Volupte," Marcia Wood Gallery, 263 Walker St., Atlanta through Aug. 25.